Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm EST
place after the lunch that matt discussed. ma'am? >> thank you. as they said, i'm colonel michelle roberts from the national capital region, and our task force has the responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support for the inaugural activities. um, once the luncheon is complete, the president, the first lady, the vice president and the second lady will be escorted out to the east front of the capitol where they will be greeted by major general michael linnington, the commander of the task force, and he will escort them down the steps to take what is called the pass and review. and the pass and review, essentially, is the presidential escort unit which is comprised of approximately 380 service members followed by each of the service honor guards and, um, the u.s. army band as well as the marine corps band. and they will go past the president's location on the steps on the east front of the capitol. and once they complete the pass and review, then the presidential escort, they fall into the, um, the motorcade, and then they start the parade route.
Jan 22, 2013 8:00am EST
michelle obama, vice president biden and his wife, jill biden, will attend the national prayer service at washington national cathedral at 9:45 a.m. eastern. at 1:30 p.m. eastern the house ways and means committee holds a hearing on debt and deficit reduction. examining the history of the debt limit, how past congresses have dealt with the him and whether the constitution provides options to the executive branch when the debt limit is reached. the house is expected to vote wednesday on increasing the nation's current debt limit of nearly $16.5 trillion. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. [applause] >> next, a discussion about gun violence and gun control measures. chicago mayor rahm emanuel was joined by ohio representative stephen latourette at an event hosted by the university of chicago's institute of politics. former nbc nightly news anchor tom brokaw moderated the discussion. it's about an hour and 15 minutes. >> thank you all very much for being here. i've been in this business for a long time,
Jan 17, 2013 12:00pm EST
to make up for those changes. >> michelle stein. you said as part of medicare reform you would like to see an emphasis on a proven delivery system and integrated care and i was wondering if you could give a few more specifics as what the delivery system you would be willing to support. >> we think the changes in the affordable care act and demonstrations are moving in the right direction. particularly when we pay more for high-quality care, more for quality than we do for volume. we think providing more help information technology so that we have more information and don't have to duplicate tests is a good direction. we would be providing consumers with more information so they can make wise choices. there is a whole slew of policy actions that most health economists in this town agreed would help squeeze off their excess funding that we have and we think that is the direction that we should be looking when we reform health care, not the direction of shifting costs or slashing reimbursement rates. >> any further questions? okay. in the corner. >> you talked about a separate track for entit
Jan 18, 2013 12:00pm EST
president obama and michelle obama will watch the parade. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] preparation continue for the 57th presidential inauguration and sunday just before noon and will be the official swearing-in at the white house monday the public inaugural ceremony under way at the swearing in of the capitol and also the inaugural luncheon at the capitol and the afternoon parade will take your comments throughout the weekend on facebook and twitter and live coverage starts at 7 a.m. eastern on c-span radio and cspan.org. back now to the conference on disasters and the environment for a panel examining issues impacting the gulf coast including potential vulnerabilities to hurricanes and other disasters to the wetlands and degradation of ecological barriers. this is posted by the national council for science and the environment. it's about an hour. >> our next plenary brings home many of these issues of cascading disasters and multiple events impacting each other on a more regional scale. this we look at the gulf coast. we are all familiar wit